Boise State University

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Boise State University can be found in Boise, ID, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately twenty one thousand students are enrolled at Boise State University.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 920 - 1150, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Boise State University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. 78% of all those who apply are accepted to Boise State University, from which 36% choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Boise State University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Boise State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Boise State University was reported as 77.7% in Fall 2013 with over 7,820 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Boise State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Boise State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Boise State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 87.4%
  • 2010-2011: 64.5%
  • 2011-2012: 84.5%
  • 2012-2013: 85.4%
  • 2013-2014: 77.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.0%

How Does Boise State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Boise State University is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Idaho65.7%
Washington State University82.1%
Brigham Young University-Idaho99.6%
The University of Montana94.2%
Utah State University96.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Boise State University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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